I recently changed out my kitchen light fixture from a ceiling fixture to a hanging fixture. To do that, an electrician had to install a new box, leaving me with a hole in my ceiling.
I know my limits when it comes to home DIY—electricity is one of them. However, I was not about to hire someone to patch and paint ceiling.
I picked up some supplies, and gathered a couple of old friends. HINT: if you are in need of some drywall mud, be sure to shop the builders section at Home Depot. It’s a lot cheaper there than it is in the paint dept. I use it a lot for my projects, so I buy a larger container to use for patching holes in headboards etc.
I am not an expert, but I decided to cut my patch in a circle so that it wouldn’t be so much larger than the hole in my ceiling.
You can see I have the splatter shield attached to keep the drips to a minimum. I didn’t want any white paint on my newly painted kitchen floor.
This is the PaintStick after I emptied the handle to paint the ceiling. I was AMAZED that there is absolutely NO paint left in the handle. To be honest, I wondered how I was going to hold the twisted handle with paint all over it…so imagine my surprise when the “o” rings worked so well to keep the paint where it was suppose to be.
I give this PaintStick EZ-Twist two thumbs up! If you have a lot of painting to do, I would highly recommend it. To just touch up the ceiling, I’m not sure it was worth the trouble.
Then I picked up this artwork at Lowes. I loved the grays and shades of orange/red. I have it hanging on the original nail since I was just test driving it. It was the only one they had, so I sort of bought it on a whim. I have since returned it, and the wall is naked again.
Someday soon, I hope to figure it all out.
I hope you learned a little something about patching and painting from this post.
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.